Senior Staff Engineer, Electrical

DIVISION: Operations
DEPARTMENT: Engineering & Construction
UNION/GRADE: Unit 9/Grade 25
Provides electrical engineering assistance in the review and design of projects related to the rehabilitation and capital improvement of waterworks and wastewater facilities and infrastructure from conceptual planning through construction. Assists Operations to resolve emergency problems arising from equipment failure or malfunction.
Works under the general supervision of the Program Manager Electrical, Engineering and Construction.
Provides direction to designers and drafters on assigned projects, and provides support to medium voltage technicians, and electrical staff as needed.
Assists in the in-house planning and design of various water and wastewater repair, improvement and replacement projects, and in the investigation and resolution of construction and operations problems.
Provides electrical engineering support to the operating departments for the operations and maintenance programs of MWRA facilities.
Participates in the design of in-house projects including development of project plans, specifications, cost estimates, schedules, proposals for bid and review of shop drawings.
Establishes design criteria and applicable code requirements and performs analytical calculations for assigned work.
Develops procedures to ensure safe and efficient operations, maintenance and testing practices.
Provides technical review of consultant-prepared reports and design projects and contractor shop drawings.
Participates in the preparation of standard specifications.
Participates in field investigations in order to verify and obtain information on existing facilities, structures, systems and equipment.
Prepares equipment and material quantity takeoffs for cost estimates.
Develops and maintains records, drawings and maintenance listings as required.
Performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
Knowledge of principles of and practices of electrical engineering as normally attained through a four (4) year college program in engineering or a related field; and
Demonstrated knowledge of electrical transmission and distribution equipment design as acquired through three (3) to five (5) years of experience; or
Any equivalent education or experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of variable frequency drives and programmable logic controllers required.
Clear understanding of the National Electric Code and Life Safety Code.
Proficiency with personal computers and knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and engineering applications software required.
Understanding of and experience with CADD systems required.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are required.
Engineer-in-Training certificate preferred.
A valid Massachusetts Driver's License required.
Office machines as normally associated with the use of telephone, personal computer including word processing and other software, copy and machines.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, including office equipment, controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. There are no specific environmental conditions noted.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in a field setting and moderately quiet in an office setting.
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

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